I’ve always been an avid green tea drinker, it’s definitely my herbal tea of choice. This tea is packed full nutrients and antioxidants that are so beneficial to your body and mind, it’s definitely one to consider incorporating into your diet.
Compounds in Green Tea
Tea is high in polyphenols, these help to reduce inflammation and also help to fight cancer. It also contains a catechin called EGCG, this is a natural antioxidant prevents a series of benefits such as the prevention of cell damage. Together these compounds can reduce free radicals in the body, this protects cells from damage.
FACT – free radicals play a role in ageing and many diseases.
These substances can reduce the formation of free radicals in the body, protecting cells and molecules from damage. These free radicals are known to play a role in aging and all sorts of diseases.
Green tea may just be as beneficial to your outsides as your insides. As we know, these magic leaves as packed full of antioxidants which help fight inflammation which can assist skin disorders and general inflammation from acne and irritation. These properties are also a great way to reduce inflammation not to mention irritation that your skin can feel from sun damage. Have you started boiling the kettle yet?
Did you know this tea can be a big help when it comes to reducing oily skin? Green tea contains tannins, which is the bitter taste you can sometimes get in tea. Tannins can shrink your pores and reduce the skins natural oil production. This is a fantastic way to treat your skin without using commercial products.
Your Immune System
Feeling a cold coming on this winter? This tea may just be your saviour. Green tea is well know for its ability to boost your immune system.
The antioxidants in green tea boost your metabolism while the caffeine present acts as a stimulant and aids in fat burning; helping you lose weight and keep it off in the long run!
A Healthy Mouth
Our mouths are full of bacteria…ew. The natural antibiotic and anti fungal properties in this tea help protect against cavities and bad breath.
TOP TIP – If you’re in the shops for a new green tea, look for the higher quality brands. Although all green tea is beneficial, lower cost teas can contain high amounts of fluoride.
Just two cups of tea a day could bring you so many benefits. Enjoy your tea time!